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Alixx Schottland  (Producer)

Alixx Schottland is the founder and president of OVER THE RAINBOW ENTERTAINMENT in New York City. OTRE selectively nurtures, develops and produces projects that have a socially-minded "call to action" message, making community engagement and social reciprocity an integral part of the production experience. Inspired by her volunteer work and fundraising effort at The Door, a drop in center for homeless and at risk youth, Alixx strives to bring entertainment that speaks to a diverse demographic to the stage and screen.

Alixx is a writer/ producer/ actor with over 25 years of experience in the independent film, fashion, television and theater world. She is an ardent believer in projects that feature strong, complex roles for women and minorities that focus on subjects closest to her heart, such as social issues and change, music and fashion.

As an actor she has graced the NYC stage with starring roles in Katie, Hurly Burly and Burn This. She was an executive producer and writer for the Off Broadway play Mommy in Manhattan, playing the lead role of Scarlet. Most recently, Alixx produced and played Diana Briggs - Lane in White Woman, Black Boy - The Emmett Till Story, at Theatre Row Theater as part of the Broadway Bound theater festival.

She’s thrilled to be an executive producer and actor on the award winning horror film, SLAPFACE and serves as an executive producer and actor in a new film that focuses on the hidden dangers of domestic abuse called THE FOUR WALLS OF CHARLOTTE MORELAND.

OTRE’s current films include LOVE MUSIC SHELTER, a feature film about a homeless teen, and her mother as they struggle to navigate the city streets, shelter system and their dreams - inspired by real events and CHANGO, based on a true story written by two ex-convicts about breaking the cycle of drugs and prison for at risk youth and the disillusionment of the American Dream.

Matthew Penn (Director) 

Matt has worked extensively in both film and theater. He has directed and/or produced over 200 hour-long dramatic television shows. Penn began his television career at Law and Order where he earned an Emmy nomination for directing the show’s 200th episode and became the show’s Executive Producer. Penn’s recent TV credits include: Queen of the South 

(Co-Executive producer and director) Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods, Damages, Royal Pains, Secrets and Lies, The Mist, as well as iconic series like The Sopranos, NYPD Blue and Law and Order. Penn most recently directed the film The Sweet Taste of Freedom. In the theater Penn directed Jane Anderson’s Mother

of the Maid at New York’s Public Theater starring Glenn Close. His other theater credits include: The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, The Actors Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius by Christopher Durang, The Root by Gary Richards produced by Daryl Roth, The Engagement by Richard

Vetere and Typhoid Mary by Mark St. Germain. Penn is Co-Artistic

director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab. During the last 12 years BPL has premiered over 50 new American plays including those of David Mamet, Elaine May and Larry Gelbart.

Richard Atkins (Playwright) 

Atkins is also a screenwriter, actor and seasoned pianist. He has written fifteen plays (Henchman, Mister Sandman, Central Parked, Jigsaw, Two Characters in Search of an Actress to name a few) in a variety of genres including dramas as well as comedies. His versatility goes farther with six, full length musical murder mysteries in which he wrote the book, music and lyrics securing numerous productions around the country. Tony winning author, Mark Medoff was dramaturge on the initial iteration of DeliKateSSen as well as the hit dramedy, The Men of Mah Jongg which he has adapted for the screen and a tv pilot. As an actor, he has performed regionally in such venues as Centre Stage, the Barn Theatre, the Hampton Playhouse and the Adobe Theatre in such productions as Glengarry

Glen Ross, God of Carnage, JC Superstar, The Dumbwaiter and Wait Until Dark to name but a few. Television and film work include Ryan’s Hope, Crabs on PBS, Diner, CBS New Year’s Eve at the Waldorf, Changing Lanes & Joe Versus the Volcano. Atkins is proud to say he originated the lead role of David Shapiro in DeliKateSSen in every production to date to glowing notices. He has already begun the screenplay adaption of DeliKateSSen and is excited with the results so far. 

All inquiries contact Alixx Schottland


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